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Online okawbow

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Table Match rifle
« on: May 29, 2018, 06:43:06 PM »
I started a new rifle at the first of this year. A "Table rifle".

Table matches are held in several middle western states, and have rules similar to "Over the log " matches. Events normally consist of 10- 1 shot matches at 30 yards. Rifles must be under 13#, shoot round ball, and use pin or blade front sight, and notch or peep rear sights. Ignition can be flint or percussion. Shooters provide their own "spotter" targets, and place the scoring target, with an X on it, behind their spotter target for each 1 shot match. Closest to the X is measured.

Table shoots are great for older shooters who have a hard time getting up and down from prone, and walking the 60 yards back and forth in the chunk gun matches. 

Most matches add the 10 measurements up for an overall winner with the shortest "string".

Here is my Table Rifle that I finished a few weeks ago. The barrel is 1 1/8" dia., 54 caliber. the lock is a Dale Johnson improved flintlock. Very fast and dependable.
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Untitled by okawbow, on Flickr

Here is a set of targets from the Indiana State table match in early May. My 10 shot string was just over 2.1" total. I won the event with my new rifle. It was the first real table match I had shot in.
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Here is a table set up.
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Offline Rob DiStefano

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Re: Table Match rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2018, 06:59:57 PM »
gorgeous rifle and a fun match for sure!  :thumbs:

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Re: Table Match rifle
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2018, 10:07:12 PM »
Congratulations,  Rob. That sure looks like a good time.

Online doc nock

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Re: Table Match rifle
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 11:23:27 AM »
That is some dandy shooting... Sorta looks like shooting off a bench without sandbags...

Very fine work on the gun...you guys who do such ROCK!

Offline Yewbender

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Re: Table Match rifle
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 06:03:08 PM »
Nice smokepole and some great shooting! Wish i could shoot like that...now if i could only stop looking at the beautiful flash in the pan i would be alright lol!

Offline Monterey

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Re: Table Match rifle
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 12:15:01 AM »
That's some good shooting.


Does each shooter bring their own bench and support device?
Mike Lee

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Re: Table Match rifle
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 07:30:32 AM »
The benches and pyramid chunk was provided by the club. Helps make it the same for everyone.

Each shooter provides a “spotter target” of his choosing. I found that a small bright dot works best for me.